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The History of Botox, from Sausage Poison to Wrinkle-Treating Wonder

The History of Botox, from Sausage Poison to Wrinkle-Treating Wonder

It is not long since a certain toxin called Botox was approved as a treatment for removing forehead and eye wrinkles, making anyone look younger with only one quick and pain-free injection. But the history of Botox goes a long way back.
The Sausage Poison Contaminating Meat
 
Almost two centuries ago, in the 1820s, Dr. JustinusKerner analyzed some altered blood sausages which had killed several dozen people. The German physician discovered a toxin inside the sausages which he suggestively named “sausage poison.” He also coined the term botulism, used to …
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